Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA v3.0) Training

Level: Intermediate

The Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0 course shows you how to implement, use, and maintain Cisco® Web Security Appliance (WSA), powered by Cisco Talos, to provide advanced protection for business email and control against web security threats. Through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to deploy proxy services, use authentication, implement policies to control HTTPS traffic and access, implement use control settings and policies, use the solution’s anti-malware features, implement data security and data loss prevention, perform administration of Cisco WSA solution, and more.

Key Features of this SWSA Training:

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You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe Cisco WSA
  • Deploy proxy services
  • Utilize authentication
  • Describe decryption policies to control HTTPS traffic
  • Understand differentiated traffic access policies and identification profiles
  • Enforce acceptable use control settings
  • Defend against malware
  • Describe data security and data loss prevention
  • Perform administration and troubleshooting

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SWSA Course Information

  • Prerequisites

    To fully benefit from this course, you should have knowledge of these topics:

    • TCP/IP services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS
    • IP routing

    You are expected to have one or more of the following basic technical competencies or equivalent knowledge:

    • Cisco certification (CCENT certification or higher)
    • Relevant industry certification [International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+, International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), ISACA]
    • Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
    • Windows expertise: Microsoft [Microsoft Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)], CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)
  • Certification

    Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP) (300-725 SWSA), which leads to CCNP® Security and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Web Content Security certifications.

SWSA Course Outline

  • Describing Cisco WSA

    • Technology Use Case
    • Cisco WSA Solution
    • Cisco WSA Features
    • Cisco WSA Architecture
    • Proxy Service
    • Integrated Layer 4 Traffic Monitor
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Cisco Cognitive Intelligence
    • Management Tools
    • Cisco Advanced Web Security Reporting (AWSR) and Third-Party Integration
    • Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA)
  • Deploying Proxy Services

    • Explicit Forward Mode vs. Transparent Mode
    • Transparent Mode Traffic Redirection
    • Web Cache Control Protocol
    • Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) Upstream and Downstream Flow
    • Proxy Bypass
    • Proxy Caching
    • Proxy Auto-Config (PAC) Files
    • FTP Proxy
    • Socket Secure (SOCKS) Proxy
    • Proxy Access Log and HTTP Headers
    • Customizing Error Notifications with End User Notification (EUN) Pages
  • Utilizing Authentication

    • Authentication Protocols
    • Authentication Realms
    • Tracking User Credentials
    • Explicit (Forward) and Transparent Proxy Mode
    • Bypassing Authentication with Problematic Agents
    • Reporting and Authentication
    • Re-Authentication
    • FTP Proxy Authentication
    • Troubleshooting Joining Domains and Test Authentication
    • Integration with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • Creating Decryption Policies to Control HTTPS Traffic

    • Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Inspection Overview
    • Certificate Overview
    • Overview of HTTPS Decryption Policies
    • Activating HTTPS Proxy Function
    • Access Control List (ACL) Tags for HTTPS Inspection
    • Access Log Examples
  • Understanding Differentiated Traffic Access Policies and Identification Profiles

    • Overview of Access Policies
    • Access Policy Groups
    • Overview of Identification Profiles
    • Identification Profiles and Authentication
    • Access Policy and Identification Profiles Processing Order
    • Other Policy Types
    • Access Log Examples
    • ACL Decision Tags and Policy Groups
    • Enforcing Time-Based and Traffic Volume Acceptable Use Policies, and End User Notifications
  • Defending Against Malware

    • Web Reputation Filters
    • Anti-Malware Scanning
    • Scanning Outbound Traffic
    • Anti-Malware and Reputation in Policies
    • File Reputation Filtering and File Analysis
    • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection
    • File Reputation and Analysis Features
    • Integration with Cisco Cognitive Intelligence
  • Enforcing Acceptable Use Control Settings

    • Controlling Web Usage
    • URL Filtering
    • URL Category Solutions
    • Dynamic Content Analysis Engine
    • Web Application Visibility and Control
    • Enforcing Media Bandwidth Limits
    • Software as a Service (SaaS) Access Control
    • Filtering Adult Content
  • Data Security and Data Loss Prevention

    • Data Security
    • Cisco Data Security Solution
    • Data Security Policy Definitions
    • Data Security Logs
  • Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

    • Monitor the Cisco Web Security Appliance
    • Cisco WSA Reports
    • Monitoring System Activity Through Logs
    • System Administration Tasks
    • Troubleshooting
    • Command Line Interface
  • References

    • Comparing Cisco WSA Models
    • Comparing Cisco SMA Models
    • Overview of Connect, Install, and Configure
    • Deploying the Cisco Web Security Appliance Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Template
    • Mapping Cisco Web Security Appliance Virtual Machine (VM) Ports to Correct Networks
    • Connecting to the Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance
    • Enabling Layer 4 Traffic Monitor (L4TM)
    • Accessing and Running the System Setup Wizard
    • Reconnecting to the Cisco Web Security Appliance
    • High Availability Overview
    • Hardware Redundancy
    • Introducing Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP)
    • Configuring Failover Groups for High Availability
    • Feature Comparison Across Traffic Redirection Options
    • Architecture Scenarios When Deploying Cisco AnyConnect® Secure Mobility
  • Lab outline

    • Configure the Cisco Web Security Appliance
    • Deploy Proxy Services
    • Configure Proxy Authentication
    • Configure HTTPS Inspection
    • Create and Enforce a Time/Date-Based Acceptable Use Policy
    • Configure Advanced Malware Protection
    • Configure Referrer Header Exceptions
    • Utilize Third-Party Security Feeds and MS Office 365 External Feed
    • Validate an Intermediate Certificate
    • View Reporting Services and Web Tracking
    • Perform Centralized Cisco AsyncOS Software Upgrade Using Cisco SMA

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SWSA FAQs

  • How do I prepare for CCNA certification?

    The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training, as well as using the self-study materials provided.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this CCNA course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

  • How do I take Cisco exam SWSA 300-725 to obtain CCNA certification?

    You will need to register for the exam. Exams are offered as proctored exams at a test center, or self-administered online.

  • How do I achieve the CCNP Data Center certification?

    To earn CCNP Data Center, you need to pass a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice. The 350-601 DCCOR is the core exam. Passing this 300-725 SWSA exam completes your selected concentration exam. Comprehensive Cisco Certification information can be found here.

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